Saturday, June 02, 2007

What is Richard Marx Weinraub reading?

Richard Marx Weinraub is a professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico and is the latest contributor to Writers Read.

His "sonovella" of 140 sonnets, Wonder Bread Hill, was published in 2002, and his poem, "The Ball of Earth and Heaven," recently appeared in Slate.

He named several collections of poetry, including Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems by Rachel Hadas:
Hadas reveals herself to be a master of form, wisdom, and the personal lyric in her lovely New and Selected Poems. My favorites include two poems about her son: "The Blue Bead" and "Twelfth Birthday." It is amazing and moving how we watch the relationship between mother and son mature with each successive book. Reading this collection by Hadas is like being allowed a glimpse -- and to be part of -- her extended family.
Read on to learn what else Richard Marx Weinraub has been reading.

Writers Read: Richard Marx Weinraub.

--Marshal Zeringue